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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 19, 2011 8:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

Frank - What the hell is with the rumor about Tastykake going out of business? Am I going to have to stock up on butterscotch krimpets?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 19, 2011 9:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/01/tastykakes_company_could_consi.html


Looks like its gonna happen eventually.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Jan 19, 2011 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

Out of business?

They provided most of my nutritional intake during my years in Bethlehem, PA.

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Poster: waynecs Date: Jan 20, 2011 8:40am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

"Tastykake going out of business?"

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Though I must admit that I don't eat them often anymore.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 19, 2011 8:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

When i was up that way over the holidays, the wife made me clear out a shelf at a 7-11 before we hit the road. While we loved the new dark chocolate Kandy Kakes, we were both really disappointed with the tastyklairs. They were like half the size of what we remembered and only had a skinny little strip of chocolate on top. Krimpets were up to snuff.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Jan 19, 2011 9:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

When I was up this summer for my HS reunion, in addition to meeting up with Finster for lunch at the Charcoal Pit in Wilmington, I had the requisite sampling of a good cheesesteak - (wit, wiz), a hoagie as big as my head, krimpets and the peanut butter Tandy Takes. I never was a big fan of the dark chocolate Tandy Takes (but I ate them anyway). I heard that the Tandy Takes are now known as Kandy Kakes?

Hell, I must be old if I remember them as Tandy Takes.

Drake's Yodels, Ring Dings and Ho Hos were also staples of my youthful gastronomic abuses. Along with Hank's Birch Beer and Frank's Black Cherry soda.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 19, 2011 9:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

Yep. I wrote Tandy Takes originally and thought it looked funny so i looked it up and sure enough they are now Kandy Kakes. I had a great hoagie but no cheesesteak this time (wit, provolone is my preference).

We also had a discussion of Frank's Black Cherry Wishniak. I saw another black cherry soda that said "wishniak" and was shocked. I think it was from the Stewart's root beer company. btw, wtf is wishniak?

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Jan 19, 2011 9:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Percentage, Where You Are

Haven't been following too closely, but yes, they are in financial trouble. Latest I heard was that PA may float them a low interest loan to try to prop them up. Don't know if it will work or not.